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Plan A Home Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association.

In-Focus | Published November 28, 2023


ROCHESTER — The NHWA was formed in 2009 to maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada ( Home Watch is a visual inspection of a property, which means that it is a service that monitors your home while you are not present. All principals of NHWA Accredited Member companies are background-checked, insured, and bonded. 

Caron Koteles Riha is the President of Plan A Home Watch. With a career spanning over 30 years in real estate sales, investing, consulting and property management, Caron has demonstrated exceptional expertise in the field. Her journey as an entrepreneur began a vision to provide homeowners with unparalleled peace of mind. She leads a team of professionals who share her passion for preserving the well-being of homeowners’ properties. With a passion for safeguarding homes, Caron is poised to make a significant impact in the Home Watch industry. 

Lauren Koteles is a highly accomplished realtor and the Director of Plan A Home Watch. With an extensive background in real estate, Lauren possesses a deep understanding of the housing market and a keen eye for detail. Lauren brings her expertise to ensure the safety and well-being of homeowners’ properties. Her commitment to professionalism and a genuine concern for her clients’ peace of mind will be instrumental in the company’s success. 

Both Caron and Lauren are graduates of the NHWA’s Home Watch Boot Camp and have earned the designation of Certified Home Watch Professional, which places them among the elite Home Watch providers in the industry. 

Plan A Home Watch serves Rochester and the surrounding area. You can reach them at (248) 978-4374 or at Learn more from their website, at